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In the past two years, half a dozen chemical disasters have ripped apart Texas neighborhoods, sent dozens of people to the hospital and killed unsuspecting bystanders as well as workers. Texas Public Radio and Houston Public Media spent the better part of 2020 investigating these events to answer the question: why do so many chemical disasters keep happening in Texas, and what—if anything—is being done to prevent more?
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Posted on · From July to December last year, 1,477 books were challenged, according to PEN America.
Posted on · Whistleblowers who say they work in the Texas Health and Human Services Commission are alleging some of the more than 900,000 people kicked off Medicaid were because of departmental mismanagement.
Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We discuss concerns about the age of candidates and elected officials.
Posted on · Houston Public Media confirmed that multiple Houston ISD campuses are not providing speech therapy, just over a month after the district slashed 21 special ed contractors. According to a spokesperson, the district is working to fill vacancies on its speech team.
Posted on · Pumpkin patches can be found all over the Houston area during October, including at churches in the city and at farms around the region.
Posted on · The Montrose Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone said no healthy, mature live oaks will be removed or replaced.
Posted on · An analysis by the Kinder Institute revealed Houston spends about $32 per resident for its Parks and Recreation Department – the lowest compared to other major Texas cities. Dallas spends around $121 per resident, Austin $150, and San Antonio $147.
Posted on · Banned Book Week runs from Oct. 1-7 nationwide. Texas currently leads the country in the number of books banned in its schools.
Posted on · Founder and editor of Our Esquina’s Jesus Ortiz joined Houston Matters on Monday to discuss the victorious weekend.
Posted on · The Federal Bureau of Investigation received a tip from a distant relative of Adam Jackson last year tying him to the insurrection and the assault of a federal police officer.
Posted on · The yearly event is an effort to establish a community relationship with Houston-area law enforcement.
Posted on · The meeting will take place tonight at 7 p.m. at Hampton Inn Houston I-10 East.
Posted on · The two Houston sports franchises are rebranding AT&T SportsNet Southwest, which they acquired from Warner Bros. Discovery. The new network will air Astros postgame shows during the upcoming MLB playoffs.
Posted on · The movie chronicles the record-breaking Grammy winner's process to execute the 56-performance, 39-city Renaissance World Tour.
Posted on · We engage in our monthly round of Houstonian pet peeves.
Posted on · We discuss how the budget battle in Congress was just the latest disruption to the Houston mayor's race.
Posted on · The Astros have a first-round bye in the AL playoffs while Arizona will play at Milwaukee in a best-of-three NL wild card series that starts Tuesday.
Posted on · After conservative media portrayed the Colony Ridge development north of Houston as a haven for illegal immigrants, Gov. Greg Abbott said the upcoming special legislative session will look into the issue.
Posted on · Texas Gov. Greg Abbott reportedly told the leaders of the Texas House and Senate that lawmakers will be called back to Austin early next month.
Posted on · The lawsuit comes days before Hidalgo is set to resume her duties as Harris County Judge.